Bellator MMA & Glory: Dynamite 1

Bellator MMA & Glory: Dynamite 1 (also known as Bellator 142: Dynamite 1) was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing hybrid event held on September 19, 2015 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, USA. The event aired live and free in prime time on Spike.[1]

Bellator 142: Dynamite 1
DateSeptember 19, 2015
CitySan Jose, California, USA
VenueSAP Center
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The event was announced on air during a special pre-Bellator 138 press conference as a three-tier hybrid show with Glory Kickboxing. Similar super-shows have long taken place in Japan. As a tribute to these, the main card fighters were introduced as a group at the top of the TV broadcast by Lenne Hardt, best known for her work as English-language ring announcer for various Japanese MMA and kickboxing promotions. The event was headlined by a Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship fight between current champion Liam McGeary and UFC veteran Tito Ortiz.[1]

The second tier of the show was a Glory Kickboxing card that was headlined by a bout for the vacant Glory Light Heavyweight Championship between Saulo Cavalari and Zack Mwekassa. This portion of the card also featured Bellator mixed martial artist Paul Daley.[2]

The third tier of the show was a one night, four-man light heavyweight tournament featuring Phil Davis, Muhammed Lawal, Emanuel Newton and Linton Vassell. The winner of this tournament will secure a title shot against the winner of the title fight between McGeary and Ortiz. Muhammed Lawal was slated to face-off against Phil Davis in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final. However, Lawal was pulled out of the bout at the last minute due to injury and was replaced by Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Alternate winner Francis Carmont. [1]

Four bouts - Victor Jones vs. David Blanco, Gloria Telles vs. Alysia Cortez, Jose Palacios vs. TJ Arcengal and Brandon Hester vs. DeMarco Villalona - took place simultaneously inside the cage and the ring.[3]

During intermission after the Phil Davis vs. Francis Carmont light heavyweight tournament finale bout and shortly before the Liam McGeary (c) vs. Tito Ortiz light heavyweight championship fight, Bellator MMA ring announcer Michael C. Williams announced to the live SAP Center at San Jose crowd attendance of 11,732.

Thus making Bellator MMA & Glory: Dynamite 1 the largest attended show in Bellator MMA history, until being surpassed by Bellator 149 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX with a live paid crowd attendance of 14,209. Bellator 149 (Shamrock vs. Gracie III) had a double main event featuring a heavyweight battle between Miami, FL Dade County street fighters Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000. Along with MMA light heavyweight pioneers Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie facing off for the 3rd time.


Main Card (Spike TV)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight (MMA) Liam McGeary (c) def. Tito Ortiz Submission (inverted-triangle choke) 1 4:41 [a]
Light Heavyweight (MMA) Phil Davis def. Francis Carmont KO (punches) 1 2:15 [b]
Light Heavyweight (Kickboxing) Saulo Cavalari def. Zack Mwekassa Decision (majority) (48-46, 48-46, 47-47) 5 3:00 [c]
Lightweight (MMA) Josh Thomson def. Mike Bronzoulis Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3 0:39
Catchweight (175 lbs) (Kickboxing) Paul Daley def. Fernando Gonzalez Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 3:00
Women's Bantamweight (Kickboxing) Keri Taylor-Melendez def. Hadley Griffith Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 3:00
Light Heavyweight (MMA) Phil Davis def. Emanuel Newton Submission (kimura) 1 4:39 [d]
Light Heavyweight (MMA) Muhammed Lawal def. Linton Vassell Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00 [e]
Preliminary Card (
Bantamweight (MMA) Gabe Carrasco def. Joe Neal Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight (MMA) Adam Piccolotti def. Salvador Becerra Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:47
Featherweight (Kickboxing) Serhiy Adamchuk def. Anvar Boynazarov Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 3:00 [f]
Featherweight (Kickboxing) Jose Palacios def. TJ Arcengal Decision (split) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 3:00
Featherweight (MMA) Ousmane Thomas Diagne vs. Mike Malott Draw (majority) (29-28, 28-28, 28-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight (MMA) Francis Carmont def. Anthony Ruiz Decision (unanimous) 2 5:00 [g]
Postliminary Card (Dark Bouts)
Featherweight (MMA) David Blanco def. Victor Jones Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight (MMA) Alysia Cortez def. Gloria Telles Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Lightweight (MMA) Nick Pica def. Mauricio Alonso Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Middleweight (MMA) Brandon Hester def. DeMarco Villalona Submission (Triangle choke) 1 3:06
Lightweight (MMA) J.J. Okanovich def. Israel Delgado Decision (unanimous) 3 5:00
Welterweight (MMA) James Terry def. Carlos Eduardo Rocha TKO (Punches) 1 4:00
Flyweight (MMA) Josh Paiva def. Matt Ramirez Submission (Armbar) 1 2:56
  1. ^ For the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship.
  2. ^ Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final.
  3. ^ For the vacant Glory Light Heavyweight Championship.
  4. ^ Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal.
  5. ^ Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal.
  6. ^ Glory Featherweight Championship title eliminator.
  7. ^ Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Alternate.


Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament bracket

Semi-finals Final
  Phil Davis SUB
  Emanuel Newton 1
  Phil Davis KO
  Francis Carmont* 1
  Muhammed Lawal UD
  Linton Vassell 2
  • Alternate Carmont replaced an injured Lawal in the finals.

See also



  1. ^ a b c Michael Stets (2015-06-19). "Bellator 'Dynamite' to feature title fight, one-night light heavyweight tourney, and GLORY kickboxing in San Jose". Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  2. ^ Michael Stets (2015-07-30). "Bellator 142: 'Dynamite' fight card gets Zack Mwekassa vs Saulo Cavalari rematch for vacant GLORY light heavyweight title". Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  3. ^ a b Press Center (2015-09-04). "The Addition of 10 Preliminary Bouts Completes the Stacked 20-Fight 'Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1′ Card". Retrieved 2015-09-04.